If the Republicans want to know why they lost the past two elections they should look to yesterday's House vote on the Obama stimulus plan. Not one GOP member voted for it. To be sure, I don't like lots of what's in the bill, but on balance the economy needs a jolt and this is just what the doctor ordered. Apparently, the Republicans are intent on listening to big mouth blow hards like Rush Limbaugh, rather than those folks who are struggling to make ends meet. Today's employment numbers are testament to the urgency of the economic situation. I predict the Republicans will go the route of the Whigs and will no longer exist as a party ten years from now, to which this former Republican says, "good riddance".